Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
. according to the uc campuses, an increase of 10.7%. also, latino applicants are the largest group of freshmen applicants. at uc berkley, more than 67,000 students apply. ucla received the most applications with more than 80,000 applications. >>> boeing is saying they will not build more dream liners until the investigation is complete. all of the dream liners were grounded until the investigation is complete. >> when they are released slowly, the batteries have a very good safety record, but if not, the batteries will release their content and have the potential for explosion. >> united is the only us airline currently flying the plane and is expressing support for boeing. now, one of the run ways at the san francisco national airport is closed today for construction. sfo will only be able to handle about half of the 60 flights an hour. the biggest impact will be on passengers flying within a two hour radious of the area. >>> there is good news for the passengers concerned about privacy. body scanners showing a nude impage will no longer be used. sfo stopped using the full body sc
Jan 16, 2013 7:00am PST
in charge of online classes at the university of california are scheduled to give a presentation to the uc regents about the lack of success marketing the online classes to nonstudents. the university spent $4.3 million marketing its online classes. hoping to attract tuition from students around the world. but since classes began a year ago, only one person who is not already a uc student has taken the class. uc online classes cost $1400 to $2400. but other universities such as stanford and harvard are offering online classes for free. hundreds of thousands of students have signed up for those classes. >>> uc berkeley is one of the top ten best public college values in the country aid -- according to kiplinger magazine. the magazine looked at admission rates, and other items to come up with the list. ucla is the highest ranking california school. >>> there is a new report suggesting some college co-eds are turning to so-called sugar daddies to help them pay for education. a website shows a 67% increase in the number of female students signing up for the online service. they spend time with
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
the next chief of staff is likely to be dennis mcdone mcdonogh. he would replace jack lew. >>> uc students say they will be at the regents' meeting this morning to petition lifting caps on health benefits. and jerry bro unwill be there -- jerry brown will be there. a group of students calling for uc to eliminate the cap as called for in president obama a.m. healthcare overhaul. currently, the plan has a lifetime coverage cap of $had00 -- of $400,000. a student group says that's not enough to cover a serious chronic illness. >>> in ireland and britain, an irish meat processor now recalling 10 million burgers. investigators found one burger out of 27 contained 29% horse meat. >> we're told what the label says and then there's also things not there. it's a bit worrying, isn't it? how much can you trust? >> it's also possible not to -- not to want to end the climate, some have cut corners and horse meat has been supplied. >> authorities say the horse meat is not a danger to the public. >>> 7:21. warmer weather ahead. but what about rain? up next, meteorologist steve paulson will tell us if he
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST
reported. >>> uc undergraduate students will not see their tour wigs go -- tuition go up next fall. with proposition 30, the uc system will receive 125 million next year. but that's still less than the $250 million the state originally requested. uc is still considering raising fees for some graduate programs to make up for the shortfall. >>> we have to get out of her comfort zone. we have to look at this thing in a way, how do we maintain, enhance, this wonderful institution called the university of california. some of the governor's suggestions include reversing student's average graduating time, and defeesing faculty benefits. some regents pointing out -- pointed out that some uc regents teachers have lower salaries than others universities. >>> a vineyard manager in sonoma county has been sentenced to one mon in -- to one month in jail. the "press democrat" reports that james pool entered a no contest plea to charges that he removed a safety device. from r -- prosecutors say taking off the safety device caused the workers's ethlows to become trapped. >>> days after a virus zair
Jan 12, 2013 7:00am PST
. >>> new this morning, the costs to go to a uc campus won't likely go up next year. uc administrators announced yesterday that governor jerry brown's budget plan appears to provide enough funding to avoid an increase. brown's budget proposal includes an additional $250 million for the uc system. the amount is less than the uc requested, but probably enough to avoid an increase. >>> meanwhile, the brentwood school district may expand a program that puts ipads in elementary schools. officials are looking at expanding the program out to all the district's fourth graders. fourth grade was selected because of larger class sizes and the ability for students to learn independently. officials will hold a meeting january 23rd at edna middle school to determine interest level. >>> mcdonald's is trying something new with its happy meals in england. the fast food chain is pledging to distribute 15 million books instead of toys over the next two years. the program is called the happy readers initiative. the books are nonfiction and explore things like space and marine life. no word if the concept
Jan 23, 2013 7:00am PST
-dollar development project initiated by students at uc berkeley is underway. students returning to campus could see and hear the big changes on the south side of campus this will make way for a whole new plaza. workers moved into high gear over winter break. the students say they wanted the changes and are looking forward to a new lower sprewell plaza. >> this was initially introduced by students and they taxed themselves to pay for the project. >> the campus paid for half of the project and the students paid for the other half. >> student government and otherrants will be relocated to the echelon hall. >>> if you find yourself in a rocky romantic relationship, it could be related to how much sleep you are getting. the uc berkeley study says people who don't get enough sleep may not be expressing enough gratitude in their romantic relationships. sleepless people tend to be more self-centered and are too tired to express appreciation. expression of gratitude can lead to positive mental thinking and physical benefits. i'm not gonna say anything about my situation. [laughter] >> 8:23. let's go to sal
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
at uc santa cruz raising questions about how big our galaxy really is. they think it may be half as big as other scientists say it is. they are basing that on how slowly the stars of the outer milky way are moving. they say that's one way to measure the size of thal galaxy. they -- of the galaxy. >> smart people. >> i know. >>> also really smart is sal. are we still at the peak hour, sal? >> yeah, we are. this is between 7:00, 7:30, 7:45. that's when we have the most traffic. we're seeing some of that right now as we look at 237 shing -- seeing some slow traffic there, continuing all the way out to 101. most mostly slow traffic. the morning commute will be busy if you are at the toll plaza. westbound once on the bridge looks good. if you are driving on the south bay commute, northbound 87, that crash near 280 has been moved to the shoulder but 280 itself is slow from about 87 to cupertino, let's go to steve. >>> thank you, sal. a very cold morning. a lot of 20s from lake county to the santa cruz mountains. some higher clouds coming in. beautiful sunrise. i think the damage is done here.
Jan 9, 2013 7:00am PST
the last few years. >> the total average cost of a uc school is now $31,000 a year. state schools are up to $23,000. >> tori, that's a lot of money. >> that's not cheap. >> that's a lot of money. >>> 7:36. sal is coming back. sal, would you say this is the peak of the commute? >> i would say so. as a matter of fact, right now, we do have the traffic getting busy on all levels, almost everywhere you look here. let's start off and take a look at 237. you can see some stop and go traffic, crossing 880 continuing on to 101. you will see slow traffic at the mantague expressway. not a lot of accidents but just a lot of slowing throughout the south bay. moving along and taking a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. we have a 15, 20-minute delay as you drive through. we've been keeping an eye on the livermore valley this morning. it's butcy. we have the maps to show you -- busy. we have the maps to show you that the maps, 680 and 84, i should say, are very slow trying to get down. we've had a couple of minor incidents. if you drive on 680 in pleasanton, give yourself extra time. let's go to steve.
Jan 8, 2013 7:00am PST
other drivers heading north. researchers from uc berkeley tracked more than 350,000 drivers using cell phone and gps devices and found if 1% of drivers would cancel their trips, traffic would drop by 14%. that means 8 minutes would be saved per hour. traffic ends up congesting quickly once the road's capacity is increased which is why researchers say one small change could make an impact. some drivers are skeptical. >> i don't think there will be a easy fix. i don't think there's a reverse commute anymore because there's people commuting from down here to where i live and then there's people commuting from where i live to down here. it's a hot mess. >> reporter: researchers say the study's findses are significant and could be -- findings are significant and could be helpful. caltrans and others in the industry are studying survey to see if they can install lights at freeway ramps to help space out traffic. you are looking at a live picture of the northbound lanes of 101 where traffic seems to be flowing okay. the southbound lanes are pretty clear. that's the picture out here right now.
Jan 14, 2013 7:00am PST
. >>> chemical engineers at u.c. burkery are making -- burkely are making big strides in creating an alternate fuel. a concoction once used to make explosives is being engineered to make a cleaner biofuel. berkley scientists say it could eventually replace gasoline. according to the chronicle, the biofuel used as -- uses fermented crop t. could take another five years for the fuel to be ready to be sold to the public. >>> the first new version of the corvette was unveiled in nine years. the stingray name is brought back and the v8 engine but g.m. says all that power will be super efficient. the newcomer vet is expected to get between 26 and 30 miles per gallon, better than the 16mpg is gets now. it will be in showrooms this fall but no sticker price has been revealed yet grz time 7:19. new this morning from somali, a somali militant group posted photos of what appears to be a dead french soldier. that's after a failed rescue attempt by french forces on friday. the french troops launched an attack on a compound in somali why a french intelligence agent was believed to be held hostage. a french